Infants – Little Lambs
Our infant program provides a safe, warm and nurturing environment, while at the same time offering multiple planned and stimulating opportunities for your child to discover, explore, and learn. Our staff fully understands each of the developmental stages that an infant moves through on the way to becoming a toddler. It is this understanding of early age education that allows them to guide infants to develop motor skills, increase language awareness, and form positive, secure relationships with their ever expanding world.
Effectively stimulating an infant’s senses (sight, hearing, touch and smell) is essential in ensuring that a baby’s brain and body properly develop. Our Creative Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers provides a comprehensive framework that emphasizes the relationships between the teachers/caregivers and children and their families form the basis of curriculum for very young children.
Jenny Martin (Lead)
My name is Jenny Martin and I am a Rowan County native. I graduated from East Rowan High School in 1998 followed by Rowan Cabarrus Community College with my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am currently working towards my Bachelor’s Degree. I have worked in early childhood since 1997 when I was a junior in high school until present. I have worked in various capacities through the years, from being bus driver, cook, assistant teacher, teacher, assistant director and director. I was voted Director of the Year 2015 for Rowan County through Smart Start Rowan. Recently, I have decided to focus on my family and return to my first passion, which is teaching. I love the infant classroom and enjoy helping the infants to meet developmental milestones and grow. My strategy is working to partner with parents in meeting the needs and goals for their child. Together we can provide a strong learning foundation for their child’s future.
My family consists of my husband of 10 years Danny, my daughters: Aubrie 15 years old, and Lillie 5 years old, and my son Levi who is 9 years old. My favorite things to do is spend time with my family making memories that will last a lifetime, going to church, and shopping. I love to serve others and look forward to serving your family.
Tiffany Wilhelm (assistant)
I am 37 years old with two children. Mahaley is 16 and Kyler is 9. We currently live in the small town of Rockwell. I have more than 12 years of experience working with infants and young toddlers. I am currently enrolled at Stanly Community College to earn my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have previously earned my Credentials for this program as well as my Administration Credentials. I believe that children’s growth is developmental and I strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment which promotes their social, physical, emotional and cognitive development. I also believe, at young ages, children learn through play. When given the opportunities to play and explore, children flourish. They learn to make choices, achieve strength, and gain a sense of independence. They learn to become who they were born to be.
What Parents Are Saying
“As parents, one of the hardest decisions we face is deciding who will care for our children while we work to provide for them. This was a decision that my husband and I struggled greatly with. We were looking for a place that would not only care for our children but would also build a foundation of learning that would set them in the right direction. We found that place at Partners In Learning. We could not be happier with the results we get from Partners. However, while it is true that Partners has a solid curriculum that prepares children for elementary school, that is not the main reason we take our children there. We take them there each day because they are taught strong morals, treated fairly, and above all else because they are loved unconditionally. My husband and I take great comfort in knowing that the teachers and staff at Partners will be there for our children when we can’t be.
When we plan my son’s birthday parties, the first people he wants to invite are his teachers and they come. When we talk about right and wrong, he quotes the things that they have taught him at school. When we tell him that we are proud of something he has done, he says, My teacher was, too. My daughter is now seven months old is fortunate to be receiving the same solid foundation and loving care that my son has had the pleasure of receiving for the last four years. For my children Partners has created a home away form home. I am forever grateful for the family at Partners In Learning and for the love that they share with every child that comes through their doors”
The texts, pictures, and general level of approachability and friendly atmosphere, spoke volumes about quality of care. I cannot say enough good things about the Infant classroom.